Aliye Hancock, Company Director, Instructor
Aliye has been dancing since the age of 13. She may have gotten a late start, but that didn't stop her from progressing quickly, through hard work and dedication. She trained under Kim Langley at South Carolina Performing Arts Center in Columbia, SC. As a competitive dancer, Aliye won many scholarships, titles and top awards. One of her proudest moments was being selected 1 of 10 dancers out of hundreds to audition for Clear Talent Group Agency in Los Angeles, CA, because they saw the "it" factor in her.
During her time at SCPAC, she began teaching and choreographing, and she never stopped! She has received numerous choreography awards, including, "Most Entertaining" and "Crowd Pleaser". She graduated from Winthrop University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Dance Performance. During her career, she has danced throughout the United States with esteemed choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Desmond Richardson and Debbie Allen. Prior to finding her dance home at Rhythmics, she directed the ETC dance company. She loves to share her passion for dance, and to watch students grow and excel in their art. The RPA students, parents and staff make her teaching experience a joy, and worth every minute.